Monday, November 14, 2011

Sticky Nature Bracelets

Tyler just adores things that are sticky, and he's also been talking a lot about the leaves falling and blowing around outside. I figured that creating a nature bracelet would be something he would really enjoy, but I as you'll see, I may have caught him at the wrong time. Regardless, I'll tell you all about the idea in case it's something you'd like to try!

To make the "bracelet" take tape (I used packing tape) and wrap it around your child's wrist, sticky side up. I wrapped Ty's around a couple times to make a large area for him to stick to. I made one for myself too. As I wrapped the tape, I talked to him about how we would head outside and find things like sticks, leaves, grass and flowers to decorate our bracelets, then headed out.

Well, Tyler had other plans, like playing with his toys on the deck. On his way around the house he decided to bang on the stove pipe that runs up along the house, which he promptly stuck to! I wish I would have take a picture of that before I freed him as it was quite humorous (well, to me anyhow). As seen above, he did decide to stick a bunch of pine needles that fell on the deck onto his bracelet, but that was it. Naturally, some sand stuck to it while he played in his sandbox, but that was pretty much it. Maybe another day!  

Our bracelets hanging proudly on Ty's cork board, waiting for us to talk about the objects on them. Can you tell which one is mine? :)

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  1. Oh I used to do this with my preschool kids- totally forgot about it. Will have to get my toddler into it this week.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Ty looks like he was having fun even if he didn`t do what you intended him to.

  2. I love this idea. We did it once when I worked with preschoolers but I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Oh yes, he still had a moment of fun! I don't really sweat it when this stuff doesn't go as planned. Follow the child...wherever they may or not go!

  4. This is a great idea. I love activities that use simple everyday objects. I do really like the fact that you let him take it where he wanted too.

  5. I love the sticky bracelet idea! It does make a nature walk much more fun. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Exploring Nature Pinterest board at